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Carpe Market - Cultural and gastronomic tour

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    Stop At: Carpe Chepe, San Jose Costa Rica

    We will meet in front of the National Theatre and from there we will walk towards the Central Market as we travel back in time to talk about the old markets and what did commerce looked like in downtown before our historic market.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market (Mercado Central), San Jose Costa Rica

    Once inside your guide will show you the best things to see and taste. From local fruits, to freshly roasted coffee and the best of the traditional costa rican cuisine.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful tour and experience with Amaral! We had a true Costa Rican Experience with history and different tastes of of the country at the Central Market.its worth the money and its great value.Thank you Amaral!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for coming to our tour and trusting us to show you, how amazing San José is :) We're so glad you enjoyed it and had an excellent experience with locals. Carpe diem, Carpe Chepe Best regards, Carpe Chepe team

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had an amazing tour.Amaral our local guide was very informative and interesting. We started with some history of the city and then we were introduced to the Central Market.This is where we had local food, sweet and savory, most of it delicious and tasty...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Our mission is to help visitors to discover and fall in love with our San Jose, so it's very satisfying to know you really had fun in our city. Thanks for taking the time to recommend our tour and company! :) Carpe diem, Carpe Chepe

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We originally booked the City Walk tour with transport for the following day but were offered a free upgrade to the Market Tour because they could not find a guide on short noticed. Our guide Adriana met us as we arrived with our driver near...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your recommendation! :) It makes us immensely happy to read this comment and know that you enjoyed San Jose, learned from our city and culture, and also shared with the locals. Welcome back anytime! Carpe diem, Carpe Chepe

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Our guide Ama went above and beyond to welcome us to his neighborhood. We experienced the city through his eyes as he introduced us to some of his favorite places and shared food with a story. The tour advertised that we would get snacks, but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for this great comment. We're very happy to know you got to experience the city "like a local". We work very hard to share with the world our favorite places and our history. Thanks so much for leaving this comment, this...More

    Reviewed March 27, 2019

    This tour was a perfect opportunity to learn about Costa Rica's history and it's people, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide was Ama, and his knowledge and enthusiasm made the tour even better!! We made several stops along the way to the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

    Wow, this review is amazing. We love our customers, the people who really want to learn about our country, history and way of living. Thanks for taking the time to see the real San José and share with local people, this is hands down the...More

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    Response from Erik C | Reviewed this property |
    We walked half a mile to the market where we did the food tour. That was the most walking of the entire tour. I suppose your friend could take a cab to the market. She'd miss some of the history of San Jose given while... More
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